County court defers a decision on Greg Smith contract for the second time this month

The Malheur County Court tabled a decision on whether to retain county economic development director Greg Smith at its regular meeting Wednesday, June 22. (The Enterprise/FILE).

VALE – The Malheur County Court postponed a decision Wednesday on renewing the $180,000-a-year contract with Greg Smith to continue to oversee local economic development and run the beleaguered Treasure Valley Reload Center project.

During its regular meeting June 22, the court tabled the issue until its June 29 meeting – a day before the current pact with Smith is to expire.

“We are still discussing some things with Greg,” said Ron Jacobs, Malheur County commissioner during the meeting.

Malheur County Commissioner Don Hodges said he agreed with Jacobs.

“We are still in discussions with him about what we are going to do and what . . .